Brittany Ann is an MMA fighter and grappler based in Japan. I was asked to create for her a cute Japanese cartoon style personal mascot revolving around her favourite submission technique - the guillotine. Brittany has her own variation of the technique which is dubbed the Bri Choke or Brillotine.
After a brief conversation about the types of imagery that inspires Brittany, I suggested a pair of cats, one of them wearing a tiger suit and enacting out the guillotine choke.
The above is the first concept sketch, below the next steps towards finalisation.
|Pen tool in Manga Studio Pro helped produce a rough ink version to the pencil sketch above|
|This version was drawn in Adobe Illustrator for the clean lines and flat colours|
|Final version with added glow in Photoshop.|
Brittany will be fighting in the Deep Jewels 6 event on 3rd November. I wish her the best of luck!